Junior Athletics – Summer Season 2020

We look forward to seeing you all on the resumption of athletics on Sunday March 15th.

The format will be the same as last year. We like to start promptly at 9am at Barn Elms track and finish around 10:30. The price will remain the same at £5 per child, per session.

Don’t forget that the final cross-country fixture for the juniors takes place this Sunday (1st March) at Epsom Downs – please contact us for further information if you are interested in your child participating.

Barnes Common Night Orienteering Tuesday 28th January

Come and enjoy an evening of Night Orienteering on Barnes Common. This is probably the easiest of the Night -O’s as you have very distinct map features including the railway lines and Barnes Station.

There are two courses, a 2.5k and and a 5k course. You will need a head torch and preferably a compass. If you are not sure – please ask as there are plenty of Shufflers who have done Night-Os before and sort of know what they are doing (most of the time). You can run in groups and children should be supervised.

The Venue is The Spencer Arms, SW15 1HJ, and there is plenty of parking. Registration opens at 5.45pm, and you can start anytime after 6…it’s electronic timing. The course closes at 8.30pm so give yourself plenty of time. In order to produce the right amount of maps, please say you are going to the event https://www.facebook.com/events/3638541052822994/ It’s only a fiver and three for juniors, so it’s value for money. The discussion over a pint afterwards is always of interest when we can listen to other’s horror stories (hopefully not mine!).

Any questions, please feel free to ask. Hopefully see a few of you there!

East Sheen Street Orienteering Friday 27th December

Join us, in conjunction with Wimbledon Windmilers, for our third post-Christmas Street Orienteering event. Please feel free to invite your friends and family as this is not a public event. The event is free. Although the event starts at 10:30am, it would be helpful if you could be there as early as possible so we can get you registered.

With Street Orienteering you have ONE hour to find as many controls as you can on the supplied map. These could be house names, post box numbers, colours of front door etc. All have a different amount of points, so best to choose the route where you can get as many points within the hour. After one hour you get deducted some of those earned points. Bring with you a pen (and a spare) to write down your answers, and a reliable time piece.

You can run in groups and children are more than welcome to run as long as they have a responsible guardian with them. If you are not sure, or want more information, please ask. There will be quite a few people present on the day who will be only too willing to explain how it works – just look on it as a glorified treasure hunt!

We will adjourn after the event for refreshments at The Hare and Hounds.

Can you please let me know if you are attending so that we know how many maps to produce here: //www.facebook.com/events/2885752488110780/

Cross Country Results Epsom Downs

Down’s league results from 3rd Nov 2019

Well done to all the children that ran.

Under 11 2.2 km :
Oliver Paulson-Ellis 9.11 8th (8th boy)
Raphael Shaw 10.01 28th (17th boy)
Dylan Martin 10.27 36th (21st boy)
Ruben Allushi 11.53 55th (26th boy)

Maeve Minielly 9.51 24th (9th girl)
Alexandra Bramwell 9.57 26th (11th girl)
Maddison Allushi 11.05 46th (21st girl)
Yasmin Tunali-Flynn 12.01 58th (31st girl)
Emily Pearson 12.05 61st (33rd girl)

U11 Team results Boys 6th , Girls 3rd!!!!!

Under 13 3.2 Km:
Toby Robinson 16.04 65th (37th boy)
Ferris Chapple 16.31 67th (39th boy)
Edward Slack 19.27 70th (40th boy)

Lara Tunali-Flynn 13.09 20th (5th girl)

Team results to follow.

Under 15 3.2 Km:
Hamish Chapple 13.05 29th (19th boy)

Street Orienteering – Tuesday 12th November – Battersea

The next Street Orienteering event takes place next Tuesday evening commencing at The Duke of Cambridge, 228 Battersea Bridge Road, SW11 3AA.

Due to electronic timing you can start anytime between 18:00 and 19:30.
You have one hour to find as many clues as you can – race, run or walk as you wish! It’s certainly not rocket science (or I wouldn’t be doing them!). A specially produced street map will be provided, as well as a timing chip, so all you need to bring is some running gear, a watch and a pen (and a spare!). You only have an hour to accumulate as many points as possible; over the hour and you will lose points accordingly. You can run in groups if you are worried or just not sure.
All under 16s must run with an adult (insurance purposes). It’s like a glorified treasure hunt. Entry is under £5, so what could be a better way to spend a Tuesday evening? Food and drink is available for purchase afterwards.

If you are not sure, and would like to talk to someone before taking part – just ask me, Bob, or respond to this notice.

Maps are not cheap to produce, so it would help the organisers if you could pre-warn them that you are coming via Facebook

First Cross Country Fixture of 2019/2020 season

Well done to all who turned out for the club at Epsom Downs this morning. I am reliably told that it’s our largest turnout for a fixture to date! Some very impressive runs as well – watch this space for the results as soon as they are announced.

If there are any envious parents out there who’d like to run for the senior Shufflers and recapture those halcyon school-day moments running round the local park in the mud and rain, then please don’t hesitate to come forward. Our fixtures can be found at http://www.sheenshufflers.co.uk/crosscountry.cfm – you would be more than welcome. All fixtures between 5 and 6 miles and 11:00 on a Sunday morning!